Obama promotes jobs plan on GOP turf

RICHMOND, Va. - (AP) - President Barack Obama is urging voters toget behind his new jobs bill and pressure lawmakers to pass it,delivering the message on the home turf of one of his chief GOPantagonists. A day after presenting the nearly $450 billion plan before ajoint session of Congress, Obama chose the Virginia congressionaldistrict of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Friday as his firststop to rally public support behind the plan. He told thousands of enthusiastic supporters at the Universityof Virginia that their voices will make a difference in getting theplan through a divided Congress. And the president said he waspleased that Cantor and other Republicans had indicated openness tohis proposals. Obama said he was optimistic that pressured byvoters, Congress would do the right thing.

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